JP Centre/South Main Streets
JP Centre/South Main Streets is a volunteer-driven, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to guide the growth of Jamaica Plain's Centre and South Streets' business district through the active collaboration of residents, business owners, and others committed to a community-led initiative.
Created by Mayor Thomas M. Menino in 1995 as the first urban, multi-district Main Street program in the United States, Boston Main Streets is devoted to the continued revitalization of Boston's neighborhood commercial districts through design, technical, and financial support. Today, the nationally recognized program boasts 20 districts across Boston.
Incorporated in 2002, we've been working along the Centre and South Street corridors to promote and assist local businesses and enliven the streetscape for residents. In partnership with Boston Main Streets, we provide a direct conduit to the City of Boston and can provide technical assistance to help new businesses succeed.
We envision the Centre/South Business District to be a vibrant and funky, easily accessible, pedestrian friendly commercial district with a clean and attractive streetscape comprised of engaging public spaces and interesting storefronts filled with successful, mostly independent businesses.
We accomplish much of our work through four program areas: Promotion & Events, Design, Economic Restructure, and Organizational Development.